2013mesagp Mike Alexandrov and BJ Johnson
Courtesy of: Richie Krzyzanowski

MESA, Arizona, April 11. BJ Johnson and Mike Alexandrov discuss their 1-2 200 breaststroke race at the Mesa Arena Grand Prix. Even though both were off their times from the Austin Grand Prix meet, the duo felt positive about the race.

200 breaststroke re-cap: Palo Alto's BJ Johnson surfaced triumphant from a close call in the men's 200-meter breaststroke as the 25-year-old held off a hard-charging Mike Alexandrov of Trojan Swim Club. Johnson clocked a winning time of 2:14.51, touching at the 100 with a 1:05.02, while Alexandrov touched 1:05.63 at the 100 before taking second in 2:14.56. He dropped a 34.43 in the final 50 meters, but ran out of room.